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Running an Aquarium

Oceans are home to millions of sea creatures, but not everyone is lucky enough to be able to take a trip to the ocean to see these creatures up close. This is where aquariums come in. Aquariums allow people to connect with nature and learn about many different species of ocean animals. But aquariums may not always be the best place for those animals to live. Listen to the president of Baltimore’s National Aquarium discuss some of the amazing animals in his care and the challenges of providing them with everything they need.


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  • In what ways did Andrew Carnegie’s libraries serve their communities?
  • How did Carnegie benefit from a library when he was growing up?
  • Which personality traits helped propel Carnegie from poverty to riches? Bring specific details from the story to support your ideas.
  • According to Carnegie, what should rich people do with their money and why? Why was Carnegie known as both generous and “brutal”?

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  • In your opinion, what should really rich people do with their fortunes?
  • What does it take for a person to rise from “rags to riches”?

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